Tuesday, August 2, 2016

10 K-POP Words You Must Know

1. 대박 (Daebak)

Interjection. A term that can be used to express amazement or excitement. Can be translated as ‘Jackpot’ ‘Big Win’ ‘Awesome’ or ‘Incredible’.

Example) KOKO’s new digital single all-killed the charts! It sure is a daebak album! I just saw Alisha in Myeongdong! D-A-E-B-A-K!

2. 애교 (Aegyo)

Noun. A compound word made up of two words where ‘ae’ means ‘love’ and ‘gyo’ means ‘beautiful’. It is an act of displaying affection through various expressions such as making cute gestures, talking in baby voice. While strongly associated with feminine traits, male K-Pop idols often engage in such behaviors but it is not something that is frowned upon.

Example) Yuna: Oppa~! Can you pweeease buy me this dress? Minho: How can I say no? Your aegyo reall melts me.

3. 헐 (Hul)

Interjection. Something you say when you are dumbfounded or lost for words.

Example) Oyu: Layla, I accidentally spilled coffee on your Oppa’s picture… Layla: Hul…

4. ㅋㅋㅋ (kekeke)

Noun. Chat acronym used to express amusement. Equivalent to LOL (laughing out loud).

Example) When I chat with him, he is so funny that I can say nothing but kekeke.

5. 러브라인 (Love Line)

Noun. It is a map of often complicated relationships among characters in K-Drama. For example, if Soomi and Tak have been having something going on and finally decide to go out, then they just formed a love line.

Example) Hey sweetie, do you want to form a love line with me?

6. 멘붕 (Menbung)

Noun. Mental breakdown. Mental shock.

Example) I got so men bung’ed when I heard my Oppa’s been having a secret affair with the member of GBGB.

7. 누나 로맨스 (Nuna Romance)

Noun. An older woman falling in love/getting involved in a romantic relationship with a younger guy. It often starts with a strong denial but eventually ends by giving in and accepting the reality.

Example) What? There is no way I’m having noona romance with him! He is way younger than me and I like him only as a dong saeng. Hm, on a second thought, he is kinda cute.

8. 오빠 (Oppa)

Noun. A term used by a younger female to call an older male. Can be used between siblings or anybody who have an established intimacy between each other. Guys are known to love hearing this from younger girls as it gives them a sense of superiority and dominance. Many girls use this to their advantage, by calling someone Oppa and asking for favors because it generally yields a higher success rate.

Example) Daisy: Sam, can you do the dishes for me? Sam: Hell naw. Daisy: Oppa~! Pweeeeease~! (Baby voice) Sam: Oh, ok.

9. 썸남/썸녀 (Some Nam/Some Nyeo)

Noun. Derived from the word ‘something’, it refers to a male or a female who’s got ‘something (romantic)’ going on with another. If you are a male, you would have ‘some nyeo (female)’, who can be someone you have been dating but are not officially going out yet. Hence you have ‘something (romantic)’ going on with her.

Example) No, she is not my girlfriend. She is just one of my many some nyeo’s.

10. 얼짱 (Ulzzang/Uljjang)

Noun. “The best face”. It is a term used to describe someone good looking. Again, it’s just the face that counts and nothing else. Even if you have a fat ugly body, you can still be an ulzzang if your face is pretty.

Example) In my selca’s I am an ulzzang, but when I take a full body shot I am an obese ulzzang.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

f(x)’s Victoria Enjoys Eating Chicken Brains

Victoria from f(X) recently appeared on MBC’s ‘Golden Fishery – Radio Star’ and confessed that she enjoys eating pig intestines, fermented skate, steamed silkworms, and chicken feet, and to everyone’s amazement – chicken brains.

After her shocking confession, Victoria recently made a comment through her Metoday account, saying “It’s summer! Instead of chicken brains, try my healthy recipe – fruits and vegetables” In the picture, Victoria is holding a fork in her hand, eating a cherry tomato.

To everyone’s disappointment, however, there were no chicken brains in the picture.

By Michael Baik

Sunday, July 8, 2012

2NE1 Comeback Stage with a Blue Parrot on Ciel's Sholder

2NE1's comeback stage was shocking and a bit awkward, or maybe they were just being themselves.

During their comeback performance with their new song 'I Love You' at SBS Inkigayo, Ciel appeared on the stage with a huge blue parrot on her shoulder, which didn't stop flapping its wings. 

But guess what, the parrot used in 2NE1’s SBS Inkigayo comeback stage performance is a trained parrot which was also featured in IU’s Good Day MV (JP Ver) and other media broadcast events.

In addition to their new avian member, Sandara Park's half-shaved hair and the members' leopard outfits were eye-catching. 

By Michael Baik

Monday, July 2, 2012

New K-Pop Collector's Item: Girls' Generation Stamps

Hey all of you Girls’ Generation fans out there – there is another item for you to collect, but this time you might have to compete against stamp collectors.

According to Korea’s Postal Services, they will begin selling stamps in August, which will feature members from Girls’ Generation.

What makes it special is that this will be their first time to have entertainers on their stamps.

The stamps set would be composed of 14 pieces, including the ones commemorating their 5th anniversary since their debut, their signed photographs from the 3rd album “The Boyz”, and their past album jacket photos.
The set would be sold at the price of 20,000 KRW, and if you plan to visit Korea, you can get yours during the “Korean Stamp Exhibition” taking place at COEX (08/09/2012 ~ 08/13/2012).

Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation released their new single album “Paparazzi” in Japan.

By Michael Baik

Super Junior to Host SNL Korea

K-Pop boyband group Super Junior will be hosting tvN's Saturday Night Live (SNL) Korea 2 which will air life on July 14th.

By the way, Super Junior will be the frist idol group to host SNL.

Super Junior, who has been an international sensation, made a come back with its 6th album 'Sexy, Free, & Single).

The producer of the program mentioned that all of the Super Junior members would appear on the show, and the staff members have high expectations of them as this would be the first time having an idol group as a host on the show.

He also commented that it hasn't been decided whether to rate the show as N-19 or not.

By Michael Baik

Saturday, June 30, 2012

T-ara Releases Come Back Album Jacket Photo "Day By Day"

K-Pop girl group T-ara released their first photo of their come back album "Day By Day".

According to T-ara's management company, T-ara would make a come back with a more refined looks and a more colorful hair style matched with a modified trench coat fashion.

Their new song, "Day By Day" has an impressive intro played with the flute. Among all, Hwayoung's boyish rapping stands out throughout the song. In addition, we get to hear their new 8th member, Ahreum.

What makes the fans anticipate even more for their first come back performance is that it is choreographed by Jonte Moaning, famous for his work, Beyonce's "Single Ladies"

By Hyun B. Song

Thursday, June 28, 2012

So How Hot is Son Dambi's Body in Real Life?

Recently a netizen in Korea posted a picture who he claims to have taken Son Dambi's pictures at a photoshoot event for a magazine.

The netzien claimed that the picture was never been edited or photoshopped.

Along with the picture he glorified her perfect body by claiming that her looks just make everyone go crazy.

And it seems like they all agree with that statement.

By Michael Baik

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